Carlson Claims Intelligence Agencies Blackmailing Lawmakers

Daily Report April 22,2024

As GOP lawmakers continue to turn on their constituents and vote to support unpopular bills in Congress, Former Fox News host and founder of the Daily Caller, Tucker Carlson, revealed the reason behind the new development.

Earlier this month, Congress passed a bill to reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) on the House floor. FISA, a surveillance law that is meant to target U.S. foreign adversaries, has been used to target Americans, including leading up to the 2016 election, where it was used to spy on Trump’s campaign.

House Speaker Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) brought the bill before the House despite objections from former president Trump and most Republican voters.

Carlson, while speaking on “The Joe Rogan Experience,” told host Joe Rogan that lawmakers supported the bill because they were afraid that the intelligence agencies will plant incriminating evidence on their electronic gadgets.

“People don’t say that because they’re worried about being punished. They’re worried about someone putting kiddie porn on their computer. Members of Congress are terrified of the intel agencies. I’m not guessing at that. They’ve told me that — including people on the intel committee, including people who run the intel committee,” Carlson said. “The people whose job it is to oversee and keep in line these enormous, secretive agencies whose budgets we can’t even know — their ‘black budgets. They’re the parents, the agencies are the children. They’re afraid of the agencies. That’s not compatible with democracy.”

The former Fox News host added that the committee chairmen who are letting the intelligence agencies get away with “warrantless spying” of American citizens feel threatened.

“It’s playing out in front of everyone, and no one cares and no one does anything about it,” Carlson said. “I think the reason is because they’re threatened. And if you look at the committee chairman who allowed this shit to happen year after year, they’re all — and I don’t know, people say, ‘Oh, they’re compromised or being blackmailed,’ whatever. I don’t have evidence of that. But I know them. And they have all the things to hide. I know that for a fact.”


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